by Maddalena Casadei.

From stainless steel plates to essential architectural volumes: Maddalena Casadei thinks of a collection of accessories for flexible use in various domestic environments. On the occasion of the Salone del Mobile 2022, the outcome of the recent collaboration with the milanese designer will be unveiled.

The Eccetera collection of accessories, manufactured in stainless steel plates. Some of the products within the collection are specific to the bathroom environment, others such as coat hooks and shelves, more versatile from a design point of view due to the use of a single material, stainless steel. Quadrodesign’s practice of producing objects of good design – a coherent expression of the company’s values without the need to shout its design nor its brand – is the element that has brought the designer in contact with the company in the first place.

“Since its foundation, we have thought and designed wanting the perception of Quadrodesign to be that of a design company, for which the faucets were one of the many declinations, maintaining the focus on the twenty years of experience gained on the production of stainless steel products. The meeting with Maddalena was based on this principle: Eccetera is the stylistic solution of a common thought between corporate vision and design realization”.

Enrico Magistro Quadrodesign’s co-owner and art director.

Maddalena Casadei’s previous experience in designing with metal, of which she knows the merits and limits, has met with Quadrodesign in the ideal condition. The challenge was to use the metal sheet, a basic shape, and to work on the concept of geometric volumes: thus, for example, the towel bars take on a three-dimensional level from the same cut and bent sheet and the detail of the curves obtained from a flat surface becomes the protagonist. Functionality and cleanliness of the sign: an approach that cites rationalism in architecture from which the designer is fascinated, as from many objects, even anonymous ones with their details and finishes that mixed with experiences, dialogues and gestures originate the personal creative vision.

“Bathroom and kitchen accessories are secondary elements but with a strong presence, the simpler and cleaner the better. So slowly we worked to lighten and dry the line of this collection.” This is how Maddalena Casadei explains when asked about challenges overcome in defining the collection. While on how the collaboration with Quadrodesign was born she says “The relationship with Quadrodesign was born because, to be honest, during the first months of pandemic, in which I spent many hours on IG and in general on the internet, I came across the brand and the more time passed the more I was attracted. It exuded everything opposite of what was going on: it didn’t scream, it didn’t scowl, it stayed consistent. So I took the liberty of contacting them.”

The name chosen for the Eccetera family of accessories already plays with the possibility of subsequent developments, continuing to cut and bend to obtain other objects, considering that the one used is only one of the ways in which you can cut / bend a plate. The collection will be officially unveiled during the Salone del Mobile, and will be available for sale from September 2022.


September Exhibitions.
Amsterdam - Vancouver - València.

This September, three times the occasion to meet us and discover our products. 27-28 September, we will take part of Architect at Work Amsterdam, in the Teats Art and Event Park, Booth 70, where we will exhibit our latest FFQT collection designed by Formafantasma. From 21st to 24th September, we will take part, in partnership with our exclusive US and Canada distributor @blubathworks, at IDS Vancouver, in the Vancouver Convention Centre, Booth 525. 19th to 22nd September, we will take part, in partnership with our exclusive Spain and Portugal distributor @inardidesign, at Hábitat, in Feria Valencia, level 3 hall 2, Booth A48.
Make sure to come visit if you’re in these cities!

New York.

Quadro will participate in North America’s leading design fair, the ICFF in New York. From 21-23 May 2023 at the Javits Center, booth 303, in collaboration with Blu Bathworks. Visit us to discover our latest collections.

Architect at Work Paris.
22 - 23 September 2022.

Quadro will be presenting FFQT, the brand new collection designed by Formafantasma, at the next Architect at Work in Paris, from the 22nd to the 23rd September 2022. We can’t wait to see you at Hall B, stand 67.

Salone del Mobile 2022.
7 - 12 June 2022.

Quadro will be part of the 60th Edition of the Salone del Mobile, in Rho Fiera Milano. Many news introduced this year: the new bathroom collection designed by the designer duo Formafantasma and the accessories collection designed by the milanese designer Maddalena Casadei. We’ll be waiting at Hall 22, Stand F21, from the 7th to the 12th June.

The Instant of Change.
Alecio Ferrari + Studio Fludd.

The Instant of Change, a photo exhibition. A laboratory on changes in state of matter. A conversation with Alecio Ferrari and Studio Fludd in collaboration with Ceramiche Caesar and Rexa Design.

From 5 to 18 September, in our flagship Store in Via Molino delle Armi 14, Milan. Hosted by Mo1950.

Archiproducts Design Awards 2020.
Valvola01 wins.

Valvola01, the new bathroom collection in AISI316L stainless steel designed by Studio Adolini, wins the Archiproducts Design Awards in the Bathroom category!